Education Department Announces Further COVID Funding

Over $54 billion in relief is now available to support reopening K-12 schools.

On her last day as the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos announced emergency relief funding available under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act signed by the president at the end of 2020. Over $54 billion has been allocated to help reopen K-12 schools and facilitate in-person learning opportunities.

“Every student deserves access to a full-time education and the opportunity to safely learn in-person if they choose. Sadly, all too many schools are still refusing to serve their students,” said Secretary DeVos. “This new relief funding, in addition to the funds still languishing in CARES Act accounts, must be used to deliver a quality, full-time education to every student and to identify and remediate students who have fallen behind. … Public schools can and must continue instruction and safely reopen.”

She also announced the availability of over $4 billion in additional COVID-19 emergency education grants for governors to ensure learning continues for students under the most recent legislation.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Department of Education as it seeks to ensure the education of U.S. students.
  • For the state and local governments to utilize the funding available to return children to school.
  • For schools administrations to open up in-person learning for the benefit of American students.

Sources: Department of Education


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